Walking from Hayle to St Ives

Walking from Hayle to St Ives

Things To Do

A Cornwall holiday pretty much means choosing from hundreds and hundreds of picturesque dog walks, but it’s also a good opportunity to tackle a section of the infamous South West Coast Path. The six mile stretch that joins the lesser known surf town of Hayle with the art centre that’s St Ives is a nice one for dog owners, and you’ll follow the Hayle Estuary which is known for its bird life.

The walk starts at the Hayle harbour Swing Bridge, which dates back more than one hundred years, and you’ll pass along St Michael’s Way – following the footsteps of pilgrims who once made the journey to Spain.

Look out for Porth Kidney Sands along the way, as dogs are allowed on this stretch of beach all year round and the lack of parking nearby means it’s often deserted. If you’re taking a picnic with you for the walk this is a good place to stop and enjoy it, as the next beach you’ll pass (Carbis Bay) has seasonal dog restrictions.

This is a lovely route to walk your dog during the winter months as you’ll be able to let him off the lead on Carbis Bay, and there are far more waders along the Hayle Estuary.

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